Just Janes April 08

Bay Area Fellowship JANES

April 2008 
Just JANES Newsletter

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Bay Area Fellowship is having a SPONTANEOUS REVIVAL!  We will be meeting at the church for First Wednesday, April 2, at 6:30pm.  The revival will continue the following Thursday and Friday at 6:30pm, and it will lead into our normally scheduled weekend services. We are so excited to see what God is about to do! Please forward this email to everyone you know.
Check out Pastor Bil Cornelius's Web Site for the exciting call to revival.
What is a revival?
"Christ showing up in an extraordinarily powerful new way, to significantly overthrow the status quo and establish the claims of His kingdom afresh"  - Steve Hawthorne

Living Water International

Bay Area Fellowship is currently developing a relationship with Living Water International(LWI). This incredible Christian organization provides water wells to people all over the world, while simultaneously teaching them about Jesus Christ. A training for the upcoming missions is going to be held April 18th and 19th at the church.  If you are interested in getting invovled, call Pastor Dave Cotham at 361-993-5900 or email him at davec@bayareafellowship.org

Connection Power Ministry

Bay Area Fellowship has implemented a new system called Connection Power that will allow us to get to know and engage our new visitors!  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about Bay Area and would be willing to spend about 5 minutes per week to make one to two phone calls to new visitors.  This takes a minimal amount of time; however, it makes a huge impact in people's lives. 
You will receive an email every week on Sunday or Monday, and you can make your calls from home whenever it is most convenient for you!  Our church has grown significantly, but it is our goal to remain personal and welcoming to all who enter our doors; it is important that individuals do not feel lost in the crowd. We want to get to know our visitors and be a guide for them any way we know how. 

If you would like to be a volunteer in the Connection Power Ministry, email Amy at amyp@bayareafellowship.org

Phone Darlings
We are compiling a list of women willing to help the JANES Women's Minister, DeeDee Sharon, answer the Bay Area Fellowship phones whenever she needs to step out of the office. This is an awesome opportunity to work in the BAF office and meet all of the church staff! 
If you could volunteer once or twice a month for a few hours Monday - Thursday, please let us know so we can add your name to the Phone Darlings' List. We will call the volunteers on the list once we have a need. 
If you get called and are able to serve, we would love to have your help. If you are unable to serve at the moment, no problem!  We will call the next name on the list.  There is absolutely no obligation or pressure to serve when your schedule does not allow! 
Contact DeeDee at bafjanes@yahoo.com for more information!

DeeDee Sharon

JANES Women's Minister
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Hello JANES!


What an amazing month we have had!  JANES had the opportunity to hear from our very own Pastor John Atkinson as he encouraged us and inspired us to make a difference in our community for the cause of Christ.  Many of you jumped on board to help serve the women of BAF and our city as we move forward with very exciting plans to host the YOU GLO GIRL conference this fall.  I am so excited to see how God moves through the ministry of JANES to reach out to those around us and draw them to Him.  There will be more details to come; but if you are interested in helping out with the praying, planning and executing of this event, we would love to hear from you! 


God has been speaking to me through Philippians 3:10, that my "determined purpose" is to know Him. God is determined about us.  He sent His only Son to die for you and for me so that we could have a relationship with Him.  He has a made-up mind where we're concerned; and when we decide to get determined about Him, nothing can stop us from fulfilling our God-ordained destiny on this earth!  And the cool thing is that as we become determined to know Him, we can't help but make Him known!  I encourage you to get plugged into a group of women where you can have support and encouragement in your walk with Christ. And when you feel God's leading, I encourage you to create a ministry of your own where you can "make Him known!"


A special THANK YOU goes out to Pastor John Atkinson and Jessica Cornelius, for encouraging and supporting the women's ministry of Bay Area.  We are so blessed to have such amazing leadership that truly has a heart for our BAF women and the community that surrounds us.


Have a blessed April, Ladies.  I am so grateful to be your servant and I look forward to hearing what God is doing in your lives!



Grunt Girl Mission 

It's time again to do what we love -- serve the Lord.  Saturday, April 12th, we will be having a garage sale at Marta's house from 7am - 4 pm.  All proceeds will go to the Christian Women's Job Corps.  So start your spring cleaning today.  Gather any used or unwanted items you can. We will sell almost anything -- clothes, toys, dishes, appliances and furniture!  Email everyone you know who would be willing to donate some items to the garage sell.  Items can be dropped off at Marta's house anytime.  The front porch is open.  Feel free to call Marta at #946-0100 if you have any questions.  If you have items or know anyone with items in the Calallen area and need some help getting stuff in town, call Heather #249-5708 and we will make arrangements.

If you would like to volunteer your time the day of the garage sale,  we would LOVE to have your support!!!  Please just let us know!!!  You are welcome to come and go as is convenient for you.

" A generous man (or woman) will prosper: he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed." 
-Proverbs 11:25

Love ,
Your Grunt Girl Leaders --
Heather, Jennifer, & Marta


Get ready for the next JANES Expo on September 20 - 21st, 2008!  We will be showcasing everything that the JANES Women's Ministry has to offer for spiritual growth during all of the church services.  If you would like to get invovled in one of our ministries, visit the JANES Blog Site.
Ministry Leaders
A Bevy is an interest group of women building Christ-centered community. If you would like to start your own Bevy, please email April at april.atkinson@yahoo.com.
We need playgroups, women's hometeams, homeschooling and other interest-oriented Bevies.
View our Bevy List for more ideas of what you could do!
A Covey is an outreach group of women that reaches the community for Christ. If you would like to start your own Covey, please email Marta at
We need fundraising, elderly care, children support and other outreach-oriented Coveys.
View our Covey List for ideas of what you could do!


JANES You Glo Girl! Conference
On October 10 and 11 (Friday and Saturday), 2008, JANES is so excited to offer you and your friends an awesome time with Laurie Cole, a premier Bible study author and teacher.  Visit Laurie's ministry web page at Priority Ministries for more details. 

Grunt Girls & Christian Women's Job Corps
The Grunt Girls are at it again!  They are reaching out to the Corpus Christi Community for the sake of Jesus Christ!  They collected an awesome amount of office supplies for the opening of the Christian Women's Job Corps in Corpus Christi.  The Grunt Girls have been such a blessing to our church and our community. If you would like to get involved in a Compassion Covey, contact Marta at martp26@yahoo.com.
* If you would like to learn more about the Christian Women's Job Corps, check out the following article written for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:     Job Corps Features Training and Faith

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